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GROUP ACCUSES FAYEMI OF VICTIMISING WORKERS FOR VOTING FOR JONATHAN

By Lere Olayinka
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A Socio-Political group in Ekiti State, the Ekiti Positive Forum (EPF) has accused the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led Action Congress of Nigeria

(ACN) Government in the State of victimising public servants in the State for voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the last Saturday election.

The EPF said in a statement signed by its Chairman, Chief David Oke and Secretary, Evang Gbenga Adekunle that no fewer than 1,000 civil servants across the State have been issued with suspension letter in the last two days.

While decrying the inhuman treatment being meted to the workers, EPF said; “It is worrisome that a government that was installed through the instrument of the rule of law is now victimising workers because they were suspected to have voted for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Between Monday and today, we have received over 1,000 reports from public servants, whose March and April Salaries were stopped and others that have been issued with letter of suspension.

“Most of the affected workers are from the 16 local government councils in the State with Ikole, Ise, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti West, Ido/Osi, Ado and Ijero having the highest number of victims.

“In many of the local government councils, 'Do Not Pay' was said to have been written on the payment vouchers for the March and April salaries of the affected workers, while many of them are being threatened with outright sack if they are seen voting for the PDP in the next Tuesday elections.”

The group called on all well-meaning indigenes of Ekiti State, especially traditional rulers to prevail on Fayemi to desist from victimising public servants, who are only carrying out their civic responsibilities as prescribed by the laws of the country, adding that; “Even when some public servants openly identified with Fayemi while his tribunal case was going on, none of them was victimised by the Chief Segun Oni-led government.”